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International recap

Post by josie andrews » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:08 pm

A look back at the Wigan players involved in international fixtures over the weekend.

Joe Greenwood scores as England Knights beat Jamaica

George Williams & England lose in World Cup 9s Semi-Final


Catch up with the progress of Wigan’s international players as we recap the weekend’s action from around the world.

Warriors star in Knights victory

All five of the Wigan players selected for the Knights fixture vs Jamaica at Emerald Headingley made the starting lineup, with Sam Powell leading the side out as captain.

Powell was joined by Joe Greenwood and youngsters Morgan Smithies, Ollie Partington and Harry Smith.

Second-row Joe Greenwood got on the scoresheet in the comfortable 38-6 win, with a crafty grubber-assist provided by Harry Smith.

Highs and lows in Downer World Cup 9s

There was also plenty of action down under over the weekend as both the men’s and Women’s Downer 9s World Cup took place in Parramatta.

George Williams and Georgia Wilson represented Wigan in the international sides for the men’s and women’s competitions respectively.

The men saw their tournament come to an end at the Semi-Final stage at the hands of New Zealand in a 22-6 defeat.

Wayne Bennett’s side had beaten France and Wales on route to the Semi-Final.

Wilson and the Women’s 9s side also left the competition at the hands of the Kiwis, losing 4-33 on Saturday.

The defeat also followed another to Australia, in which Wilson grabbed her first try of the tournament.

However, there was success for Wigan Head Coach Adrian Lam who took charge of the Australian side that took home the title in the men’s competition.

Malta overcome Italy

Elsewhere, Wigan half-back Jarrod Sammut was in international action for Malta, as the side edged Italy in Camden, New South Wales 23-20.

England Academy beat Wales U19s

There was also England Academy action over the weekend, with Wigan’s Harry Rushton and Umyla Hanley lining up for England against Wales at Llanelli’s Stebonheath Park.

The English side ran home comfortable winners away from home, beating Wales U19s 0-62.

GB Teachers pip UKAF

Wigan Warriors Women’s Player of the Year Victoria Molyneux was in international action on Sunday as she captained the Great Britain Teachers who faced the UK Armed Forces Women’s RL side at Wigan St Jude’s Rugby Cub.

Molyneux lead her side to a narrow 22-20 victory over the Armed Forces.


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